For years and years and years and years and…
I dreaded taking a fitted sheet off the clothesline or out of the dryer.
In the beginning it was the *only* fitted sheet, so it went back on the bed, but after many years, I scrounged up the money to buy a second sheet, and that’s when I began fretting over this fitted sheet business.
Many years later, I got good at making a weird ball of the fitted sheet, and having one “clean edge”, that faced out on the shelf.
But the sheet was always super wrinkly after, and what girl likes wrinkles!?
It would just have to do, cuz I had no idea how to make it better.
Then one day I was watching Martha Stewart.
This was before she went to jail.
And she had this random tip on how to fold a fitted sheet.
Since that day, my life in the linen closet has never been the same.
So, I thought why not randomly share this tip with you! Unless you were watching that episode of Martha Stewart, then you already know how to fold a fitted sheet.
But hey! most of us probably were NOT watching Martha Stewart, cuz if we were, she’d still have a TV show, right!?
***For this tutorial I am using a crib sheet cuz it’s what I had coming out of the dryer when I had the idea for this blog post. But this technique works crib-to-king.
I normally do not lay a sheet out flat like this to fold it.
Only for this tutorial.
And after you’ve tried this technique a few times, you will probably be able to fold a sheet holding all four corners at the same time.
I might be a freak of nature, tho. I can fold a king size flat sheet without a single thread touching the floor. That’s what I learned from MANY years of hanging clothes out on a line for EIGHT PEOPLE!
You would think that with 8 people in my family, I had a lot of help.
You would be wrong.
How To Fold A Fitted Sheet
Lay the sheet flat.
Find two corners.
The key to this technique is tucking two corners into the other two corners.
With two corners lying flat, find a third corner, and put your finger into the tip of the corner.
Tuck your sheet-covered finger into the other corner.
Do the same for the other side.
Then tuck the two bunched-up edges together.
Lay the rest of the sheet flat.
Now you have a fitted sheet that is lying flat.
Fold the sheet as you would a towel.
Or a flat sheet.
What!? I was the only one doing the weird ball thing?